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Carmageddon

posted Aug 7, 2016, 6:25 AM by Viktor Zólyomi
One of the most scandalous games of the 1990s, banned in several countries, and in general considered the spawn of the Devil, Carmageddon is a game that embodies black humor. The goal of the game is to win a race by destroying the cars of your opponents and/or running over as many pedestrians as possible. With its cartoonish graphics, over the top power-ups, crazy driver personas and even crazier vehicles, Carmageddon is an absolute blast for anyone who enjoys darker forms of comedy. It is also fantastic stress relief, for those of us who, unlike Con City's Joanna Bennett, suck at first person shooters.

Carmageddon's influence on Con City is evident from an iconic scene in the novel involving Mister Jake and the flawless paintjob of his car, but we shall not spoil that here.

Should you find the idea of Carmageddon entertaining, you might want to check out the 2015 game Carmageddon: Reincarnation or its 2016 console counterpart Carmageddon: Max Damage which does a commendable job at creating a fresh new incarnation of the old classic. A very different experience to the original, but still recognizably Carmageddon, in part thanks to the modeling of vehicle damage which allows players to experience some truly insane moments in the game. The Author of Con City is proud to have been one of the thousands of people who co-funded Carmageddon: Reincarnation on Kickstarter.


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